REU Opportunity: Anti-Predator Behavior of Mammals in Conservation Corridors

We have one REU position available for a student to conduct a research project within a large-scale, replicated experiment on conservation corridors in South Carolina throughout the summer of 2019.  The REU will be mentored by Dr. John Orrock (Associate Professor at UW-Madison) and Savannah Bartel (PhD student at UW-Madison, Orrock Lab member).

We will work with the student to develop a project centered around the general question: “How does patch geometry modify predator-prey interactions and the foraging decisions of mammalian prey?” Within this general framework, the REU will have the opportunity to select specific questions and hypotheses to test.

The REU will conduct fieldwork over the summer of 2019 (~May-August). The student will receive a stipend ($6000), along with an offset to living expenses ($600). All research expenses will be covered. The student will live close to our field station (USFS Savannah River), near Aiken, SC.

Interested undergraduates should contact Savannah Bartel ( with a copy of their CV or resume, a brief statement of interest (~1 paragraph), and the contact information of one reference.

Applications due by March 18th.